[Q] HTC EVO 3D - Trouble Unlocking, Request for information
Hello from Canada! This is my first post here, although I've been on this site or other sites like it trying to find out how to fix my problem:
I have my old Rogers GSM HTC EVO 3D, running HBOOT 1.53.0007 (S-ON) and Android ICS 4.0, and I'm trying to give it to my friend who's a little short on cash.
Because he's not on Rogers like I am, I need to unlock it so that it works with his carrier. I've spent roughly 4 hours looking up ways to unlock this thing, including S-OFF, Rooting, HTC Unlocking and more, and by now the details are starting to bunch up and get confusing.
I'm not inept, just confused
I'm a desktop/server software engineer and I have both a Linux machine and a Windows desktop at my disposal - that being said, what would I need to do to get this phone unlocked? Would you be willing to list out a few steps, hints or tips to get this rolling? I'd be really greatful.
I don't need anything fancy in the end, just a working unlocked phone.
If have a few other questions too, if you don't mind explaining for me:
- How is GSM unlocking related to rooting, S-OFF, and other stuff?
- Is a specific version of android tied to HBOOT? As in, can I keep ICS and still run HBOOT 1.49?